Bathroom Renovations

Bathroom renovation: Beachside resort

From a shabby kitchen to a glamorous retreat

This home was transformed from a dated seaside cottage to a chic weekender.

(Credit: Marcel Aucar)

The works

The old small kitchen was replaced with a new bathroom, which made use of the window for natural light and ventilation.


A sleek white wall-hung vanity keeps the contemporary look light and bright. Try ADP ‘Envy 1000’ wall-hung vanity unit, $1648, Reece.


A ‘Grundtal’ porthole-style mirror from Ikea adds a shapely touch, in keeping with the coastal theme of the home. 


The shower base, found at a hardware store, came complete with a glass showerscreen and acrylic walls – it simply needed to be installed. The house was renovated on a tight budget and it was cheaper to buy a complete shower enclosure,” says Amanda. Try ‘Boston’ shower enclosure with base, screen and wall, Bathroom Warehouse.


Timber floorboards are a brave choice for a bathroom, the homeowners are adamant they haven’t been a problem. 

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